King Charles III will visit France and Germany for his first state visits since becoming monarch.

The visit is an effort to build bridges with Britain's European neighbors after years of strained relations caused by Brexit.

The visit is significant as it will be the first state visit by a British monarch since 2015.

The trip is from March 26-31 and Charles will be accompanied by the queen consort Camilla.

They will be hosted by Presidents Emanuel Macron of France and Frank-Walter Steinmeier of Germany.

The visit will celebrate the nations' shared history and values.

The focus will be on environmental preservation and cooperation on the war in Ukraine.

Charles recently met with European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen at Windsor Castle.

British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak announced a breakthrough in negotiations over Northern Ireland's post-Brexit trading arrangements.